OLATHE, Kan., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin International
Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced the nuvi 200W
and the nuvi 250W -- two new widescreen GPS navigators that are sleek
looking, simple-to-use, and affordable.
"Many customers want a larger display on their personal navigation
device, and the nuvi 200W series delivers," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice
president of worldwide sales. "The nuvi sets the industry standard for
elegant design and a simplified user interface, and these newest units
represent the pinnacle in widescreen entry-level PNDs."
The nuvi 200W series boasts a bright, sunlight readable 4.3-inch color
touchscreen display (480x272 pixels). Like other models in the 200 series,
the nuvi's new design incorporates a high-sensitivity internal GPS antenna
that makes it thinner and even easier to mount in a car. At startup, users
are presented with Garmin's intuitive "Where to?" and "View map" welcome
screen, allowing for quick searches of addresses or nearly six million
points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations, and
more. Turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions guide the driver to their
destination. The nuvi automatically recalculates a route and gets them back
on track if they miss a turn along the way.
The nuvi 200W and nuvi 250W also feature extras like a built-in picture
viewer, calculator, currency converter, unit converter and world clock.
Owners can also purchase invaluable Travel Guide(TM) and SaversGuide(R)
databases to make their time on the road even more enjoyable and
economical. For additional security, Garmin has included Garmin Lock(TM),
an innovative patent pending theft prevention system that disables the unit
from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit
PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location.
Garmin has also added the ability for customers to augment the
preloaded maps with custom points of interest (POI's) from third parties
such as school zones and safety cameras. The European versions of the nuvi
200-series come preloaded with speed camera information.
The nuvi 200W and nuvi 250W are expected to be available in July 2007
at an MSRP of $499.99 and $549.99, respectively. The nuvi 200W includes
preloaded detailed mapping of the contiguous United States (lower 48),
Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The nuvi 250W has preloaded detailed mapping of the
entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Puerto Rico.
Garmin will also offer nuvi 200-series products with regional specific
coverage for Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Brazil. The
regional coverage for Europe includes UK/Ireland, Nordics,
Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg, France, Italy/Greece, Spain/Portugal, and
Both versions include a vehicle suction cup mount, vehicle power cable,
dashboard disk, and quick start manual. For more information, visit
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells
navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most
of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and
general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile,
outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated
in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the
United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
Garmin's virtual pressroom at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact
the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nuvi are
registered trademarks, and Garmin Lock and Garmin Travel Guide are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. All statements regarding the company's future product
introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on
management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and
circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results
could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and
uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk
factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 30, 2006 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (Commission file number 000-31983). A copy of Garmin's Form 10-K
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SOURCE Garmin International, Inc.